Have you registered for Big Talk From Small Libraries yet?

We’ve been listening! A comment we’ve heard pretty often is that so many presentations at conferences seem to be by and for librarians from larger libraries. Well, Big Talk From Small Libraries will change that.

This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries; the smaller the better. Each of our speakers is from a small library or directly works with small libraries.

Topics range from technology (new tech and old tech) to programming to partnering with your community. This eight-hour event means eight topics with ten speakers. Come for the programs on what you’re dealing with now or maybe try something new.

Everyone is welcome to register and attend, regardless of how big or small their library is, but if your library serves a few thousand people, or a few hundred, this is the day for you.

Big Talk From Small Libraries will be broadcast online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. GoToWebinar login instructions will be e-mailed to registered attendees the day before the conference. Please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements and firewall configuration. GoToWebinar works on PCs, Macs and iPads.

This conference was organized and is hosted by Michael Sauers and Laura Johnson of the Nebraska Library Commission and is co-sponsored by the Association for Rural & Small Libraries and Library Renewal.

Big Talk From Small Libraries
February 28, 2012
8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CT)

9:00     Helping Your Patrons E-Read, Karen Mier
10:00   Community Partnerships, Diane Althoff & Karla Bieber
11:00   The FFL Fabulous Laboratory: Developing a Read/Write Culture in Your Library, Lauren Smedley
12:00   Combo School/Public Libraries, Lindsey Hansen & Linda Holmberg
1:00     Magic Tricks and Maintenance: Helping the Public Learn Technology, Jessamyn West
2:00     Working in the Cloud, Jezymnne Dene
3:00     Gaming and Game collection development, Diane Trinkle
4:00     Closing Keynote: The Best Small Library in America 2012, Julie Hildebrand


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